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Samsung Camera ST50 User Manual

  1. 1. ST50 Thank you for buying a Samsung Camera. This manual will help you learn to capture images, share or print your photos, and edit photos with the accompanying software. Please read this manual thoroughly. User Manual
  2. 2. Instructions Getting to Know your camera Use this camera in the following order. Thank you for buying a Samsung Digital Camera. To use this camera with a PC, å Prior to using this camera, please read the user manual Setting up the application software install the application software thoroughly. first. After this has been done, the å If you require After Sales service, please bring the camera and stored images in the camera can be the cause of the camera malfunction (such as battery, Memory moved to the PC and can be edited card etc.) to the A/S centre. by an image editing program. (p.92) å Please check that the camera is operating properly prior to when you intend to use it (e.g. for a trip or an important event) to avoid Take a picture. (p.19) disappointment. Samsung takes no responsibility for any loss or Take a picture damage that may result from camera malfunction. å Keep this manual in a safe place. å If you use a card reader to copy the images on the memory card to your PC, the images could be damaged. When transferring the Insert the supplied USB cable images taken with the camera to your PC, be sure to use the Insert the USB cable into the PC’s USB port and the supplied USB cable to connect the camera to your PC. Please note camera’s USB connection that the manufacturer holds no responsibility for loss or damage of terminal. (p.94) images on the memory card due to the use of a card reader. å The contents and illustrations of this manual are subject to change without prior notice for upgrading the camera functions. Check the camera’s power. If the Check the camera's power power is turned off, preset the Ä Microsoft, Windows and Windows logo are registered trademarks camera button to turn it on. of Microsoft Corporation incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. Ä Adobe and Reader are either trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and/or other countries. Open Windows’s EXPLORER Ä All brand and product names appearing in this manual are Check [Removable Disk] registered trademarks of their respective companies. and search for [Removable Disk]. (p.95) 1
  3. 3. Danger Warning DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury. avoided, could result in death or serious injury. å Do not attempt to modify this camera in any way. To do so may å Do not use the flash in close proximity to people or animals. result in fire, injury, electric shock or severe damage to you or Positioning the flash too close to your subject’s eyes may cause your camera. internal inspection, maintenance and repairs should eyesight damage. only be carried out by your dealer or Samsung Camera Service å For safety reasons keep this product and accessories out of centre. reach of children or animals to prevent accidents e.g.: å Please do not use this product in close proximity to flammable or - Swallowing battery or small camera accessories. If an accident explosive gases, as this could increase the risk of explosion. should occur, please consult a doctor immediately. å Should any form of liquid or a foreign object enter the camera, - There is the possibility of injury from the camera’s moving parts. do not use it. Switch off the camera, and then disconnect the å Battery and camera may become hot during prolonged use and it power source. You must contact your dealer or Samsung Camera may result in camera malfunction. Should this be the case, allow Service centre. Do not continue to use the camera as this may the camera to sit idle for a few minutes to allow it time to cool. cause a fire or electric shock. å Do not leave this camera in places subject to extremely high å Do not insert or drop metallic or inflammable foreign objects into temperatures, such as a sealed vehicle, direct sunlight or other the camera through access points e.g. the memory card slot and places of extremes in temperature. Exposure to extreme battery chamber. This may cause a fire or electric shock. temperatures may adversely affect the camera’s internal å Do not operate this camera with wet hands. This could pose a components and could cause a fire. risk of electric shock. å When in use, do not cover the camera or Charger. This may cause heat to build up and distort the camera body or cause a fire. Always use the camera and its accessories in a well-ventilated area. 2
  4. 4. Caution Contents CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not READY 007 System chart avoided, may result in a minor or moderate injury. 007 Package Contents å Leaking, overheating, or damaged battery could result in fire or injury. 007 Sold Separately - Use battery with the correct specification for the camera. 008 Identification of features - Do not short circuit, heat or dispose of battery in fire. 008 Front & Top - Do not insert the battery with the polarities reversed. å Remove the battery when not planning to use the camera for a 009 Back long period of time. Otherwise the battery may leak corrosive 010 Bottom electrolyte and permanently damage the camera’s components. 010 5 Function button å Do not fire the flash while it is in contact with hands or objects. Do 011 Self-timer lamp not touch the flash after using it continuously. It may cause burns. å Do not move the camera while it is switched on, if you are using 011 Camera Status Lamp the AC adapter. After use, always switch off the camera before 011 Mode icon unplugging the cable from the wall socket. Then make sure that 012 Connecting to a Power Source any connector cords or cables to other devices are disconnected 014 Inserting the memory card before moving the camera. Failure to do so may damage the 015 Instructions on how to use the memory card cords or cables and cause a fire or electric shock. å Take care not to touch the lens or lens cover to avoid taking an unclear image and possibly causing camera malfunction. RECORDING 017 LCD monitor indicator å Avoid obstructing the lens or the flash when you capture an image. 018 How to use the menu å When using this camera in low temperatures, you may experience 019 Starting the recording mode the following. These are not camera malfunctions and usually recover at normal temperature. 019 Selecting modes - It takes longer to turn on the LCD monitor and the colour may 019 How to use the Program mode differ from the subject. 020 How to use the Movie clip mode - When changing the composition, there may be an after image on 020 Recording the movie clip without sound the LCD monitor. 021 Pausing while recording a movie clip å Credit cards may be demagnetized if left near case. Avoid leaving magnetic strip cards near the case. (Successive Recording) å Never connect the 20 pin connector to the USB port of a PC. This 021 Things to Watch Out for When Taking carries a high risk of computer malfunction. Pictures 3
  5. 5. Contents 022 Using the camera buttons to set the camera 039 Frame Guide 022 POWER button 039 Auto Focus type 023 SHUTTER button 040 Photo Style Selector 023 Smart button 041 Image Adjust 023 Mode switch 042 DIS 024 Zoom W/T Lever 042 Movie Clip frame stabiliser 025 Info (DISP) / Up button 043 Voice Memo 026 Macro / Down button 043 Voice Recording 027 Focus lock 044 Recording the movie clip without voice 027 Flash / Left button 029 Self-timer / Right button SETUP 045 Sound menu 031 MENU button 045 Sound 031 OK button 045 Volume 031 Functions 045 Start up sound 032 How to Enable Functions Using the 045 Shutter sound MENU Button 045 Beep Sound 032 Exposure compensation 046 AF sound 033 White balance 046 Self Portrait 034 ISO 046 Setup menu 034 Face Detection 046 Display 036 Image Size 046 Language 037 Quality / Frame rate 046 Function Description 037 ACB 047 Start up image 038 Metering 047 Display Bright 038 Drive mode 047 Quick view 4
  6. 6. Contents 047 Display SAVE 059 Play & Pause / OK button 048 Settings 060 Left / Right / Down / MENU button 048 Formatting a memory 060 Delete button 048 Initialisation 061 Setting up the play back function using 049 Setting up the Date / Time / Date type the LCD monitor 049 Time Zone 063 Edit 049 File name 063 Resize 050 Imprinting the recording date 064 Rotating an image 050 Auto power off 064 Photo Style Selector 051 Auto Focus lamp 065 Image Adjust 051 Selecting Video out type 067 View 052 Setting the USB 067 Starting the Multi Slide Show 067 Start the Multi Slide Show PLAY 053 Starting play mode 068 Selecting Images 053 Playing back a still image 068 Configure Multi Slide Show effects 053 Playing back a movie clip 069 Setting play interval 054 Movie clip capture function 069 Setting Background Music 054 Playing back a recorded voice 069 File Options 055 Playing back a voice memo 069 Deleting images 055 LCD monitor Indicator 070 Protecting images 056 Using the camera buttons to set the camera 070 Voice memo 056 Play mode button 071 DPOF 056 Thumbnail / Enlargement Lever 073 Copy To Card 056 Smart Album 059 Info (DISP) / Up button 5
  7. 7. Contents SMART MODE 074 Smart mode 092 Setting up the application software 074 Smart mode display 094 Starting PC mode 075 Starting Smart mode 097 Removing the removable disk 075 Selecting modes 098 Samsung Master 076 How to use Smart Auto mode 101 Setting up the USB Driver for MAC 077 How to use Smart Movie Clip mode 101 Using the USB Driver for MAC 102 FAQ SMART 077 Setting up the Smart menu SETUP MODE SMART 079 Smart Play mode display PLAY MODE 079 Setting up the Smart Play menu PICTBRIDGE 080 PictBridge 081 PictBridge : Picture Selection 081 PictBridge : Print Setting 082 PictBridge : Reset APPENDIX 082 Important notes 084 Warning indicator 085 Before contacting a service centre 087 Specifications SOFTWARE 090 Software Notes 090 System Requirements 091 About the software 6
  8. 8. System chart Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. The contents can vary depending on the sales region. To buy the optional equipment, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or Samsung service centre. Parts and accessories illustrated below may differ from exact appearance. Package Contents Camera Rechargeable battery AC adapter / USB cable AV cable Camera strap Software CD User manual, (see p.91) Product warranty Sold Separately SD/SDHC memory card / MMC Camera case (see p.16) 7
  9. 9. Identification of features Front & Top Zoom T Lever (Digital zoom) Zoom W Lever (Thumbnail) Power button Shutter button Smart button Speaker Flash Self-timer lamp / AF Lamp USB / AV / DC terminal Lens/ Lens cover Microphone 8
  10. 10. Identification of features Back Camera status lamp Mode switch LCD monitor Strap eyelet 5 function button Delete button MENU button Play mode button 9
  11. 11. Identification of features Bottom 5 Function button Battery chamber Information / Up button OK / Play & Pause button Flash / Self-timer / Left button Right button Battery holder Macro / Down button Battery chamber cover Memory card slot Tripod socket Ä To open the battery chamber cover, slide it in the direction shown above. 10
  12. 12. Identification of features Self-timer lamp Mode icon Icon Status Description Refer to page 19/75 for more information about the camera mode - For the first 8 seconds, the lamp blinks at 1 second setting. intervals. Blinking - For the final 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at MODE Program Movie 0.25-second intervals. For the 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at ICON Blinking 0.25-second intervals. A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds and 2 SMART Blinking Smart Auto Smart Movie seconds later a second picture will be taken. MODE After pressing the Shutter button, the image is taken ICON Blinking in accordance with the subject’s movement. Camera Status Lamp Status Description The lamp turns on and off when the camera Power on is ready to take a picture The lamp blinks while saving the image data and After taking a picture turns off when the camera is ready to take a picture When flash battery is charging The lamp blinks When the USB cable is The lamp lights up inserted to a PC (LCD monitor turns off after initializing the device) Transmitting Data with a PC The lamp blinks (LCD monitor turns off) When the USB cable is The lamp blinks inserted into a printer When the printer is printing The lamp blinks The lamp turns on (The camera focus on the subject) When the AF activates The lamp blinks (The camera doesn’t focus on the subject) 11
  13. 13. Connecting to a Power Source You should use the rechargeable battery SLB-07A supplied with the Important information about battery usage. camera. Be sure to charge the battery before using the camera. å When camera is not in use, turn off the power. å Please remove the battery if the camera will not be used for long periods. Batteries can lose power over time and are Ê SLB-07A rechargeable battery Specification prone to leaking if kept inside the camera. Model SLB-07A å Low temperatures (below 0°C) can affect the performance Type Lithium lon of the battery and you may experience reduced battery life. Capacity 720mAh å Batteries will usually recover at normal temperatures. å During extended use of the camera, the camera body may Voltage 3.7V become warm. This is perfectly normal. Charging time Approximately 120 Minutes Ê Number of images and battery life: Using the SLB-07A Battery life / Ê If you connect the AC adapter to the USB cable, you can use it Conditions as an AC cable and recharge the spare battery with it. Number of images Using the fully charged battery, Auto mode, 12M image size, Fine image - Using an AC cable quality, Shot to shot interval: 30Sec. : Connect the AC adapter to the Approx. 100 MIN / Changing the zoom position between Still image USB cable. It can be used as a Approx. 200 shots the Wide and the Tele after every shot. Using the flash on every second shot. power cable. Using the camera for 5 minutes and then powering it off for 1 minute. Using the fully charged battery - Using a USB cable Movie Approx. 80 MIN 800x592 image size 20fps frame rate : Remove the AC adapter.You can download stored images to your PC (p.94) or supply the power Ä These figures are measured under Samsung’s standard conditions to your camera through the USB and shooting conditions and may vary depending on the user’s cable. methods. 12
  14. 14. Connecting to a Power Source Important information about USB cable usage. å Before inserting any cables or AC adapter, check the directions and å Use a USB cable with the correct specification. do not insert by force. It may cause breakage of cable or camera. å If the camera is connected to the PC through a USB hub : å If the charging LED of the AC Charger does not turn on or blink connect the camera directly to the PC. after inserting the rechargeable battery, please check whether the å If the camera and other devices are connected to the PC at battery is inserted correctly. the same time : remove other device. å If you charge the battery with the camera power on, the battery won’t å Camera can not be detected using the front side USB port be fully charged. Turn the camera off while charging the battery. of computer. In this case, use the back side USB port of computer. å If the USB port of the PC doesn’t meet the Power output Ê Charging LED of the AC Adapter standard (5V, 500mA), the camera may not be charged. Charging LED Being Charged Red LED is on Charging is complete Green LED is on Ê How to charge the rechargeable battery Charging error Red LED is off or blinking Being discharged Orange coloured LED is on (Using the AC adapter) å If you insert the fully discharged battery to charge it, do not turn on the camera at the same time. The camera may not be turned on because of the low battery capacity. Charge the battery for more than 10 minutes before using the camera. å Do not use the flash frequently or take a movie clip with the fully discharged battery charged for a short time. Even if the charger is inserted, the camera power may be turned off because the rechargeable battery is discharged again. 13
  15. 15. Connecting to a Power Source Inserting the memory card Ê Insert the battery as shown Ê Insert the memory card as shown. - If the camera does not turn on - Turn off the camera’s power after you have inserted battery, before inserting the memory card. please check whether the - Have the front of the memory battery (+ / -). card facing toward the back of - When the battery chamber the camera (LCD monitor) and cover is opened, do not force the card pins toward the front of the battery chamber cover, the camera (Lens). this may damage it. - Do not insert the memory card the wrong way round. Doing so may damage the memory card slot. Ê There are 4 indicators for battery condition that are displayed on the LCD monitor. Battery indicator Low battery Low battery Battery empty. capacity capacity Battery The battery is (Recharge (Prepare to (Prepare to status fully charged or use spare recharge or use recharge or use battery) spare battery) spare battery) Ä When using the camera and the battery in a place that is excessively cold or hot, the battery status on the LCD may be different from the actual battery status. 14
  16. 16. Instructions on how to use the memory card å Be sure to format the memory card (see p.48) if you are using å If the memory card is subjected to any of the following, the a newly purchased memory card for the first time, if it contains recorded data may become corrupted : data that the camera cannot recognise, or if it contains images - When the memory card is used incorrectly. captured with a different camera. - If the power is switched off or the memory card is removed å Turn off the camera power whenever the memory card is being while recording, deleting (formatting) or reading. inserted or removed. å Samsung cannot be held responsible for lost data. å Repeated use of the memory card will eventually reduce the å It is advisable to copy important data onto other media as back-up memory card’s performance. Should this be the case, you will e.g. floppy disks, hard disks, CD etc. need to purchase a new memory card. Wear and tear on the å If there is insufficient memory available : memory card is not covered by the Samsung warranty. A [Memory Full] message will appear and the camera will not å The memory card is an electronic precision device. operate. To optimise the amount of memory in the camera, Do not bend, drop or subject the memory card to any heavy replace the memory card or delete unnecessary images stored impact. on the memory card. å Do not store the memory card in an environment with strong electronic or magnetic fields, e.g. near loud speakers or TV receivers. å Don't remove the memory card when the camera status lamp is blinking as this may cause damage to data in the memory card. å Please do not use or store in an environment where there are extremes in temperature. å Do not allow the memory card to become dirty or to come into contact with any liquid. Should this happen, clean the memory card with a soft cloth. å Please keep the memory card in its case when not in use. å During and after periods of extended use, you may notice that the memory card is warm. This is perfectly normal. å Do not use a memory card that is used in another digital camera. To use the memory card in this camera, format the memory card using this camera. å Do not use a memory card formatted by another digital camera or memory card reader. 15
  17. 17. Instructions on how to use the memory card The camera can use SD/SDHC Memory Cards and MMC (Multi When using a 1GB SD memory, the specified shooting capacity will be Media Cards). as follows. These figures are approximate as image capacities can be affected by variables such as subject matter and memory card type. Card pins Recorded image Super Fine Normal 30 FPS 20 FPS 15 FPS size Fine About About About - - - 169 240 365 Write protect switch About About About - - - 196 270 411 Label About About About - - - 231 308 481 Still About About About - - - image 246 328 519 [SD (Secure Digital) memory card] About About About - - - 365 493 705 å The SD/SDHC memory card has a write protect switch that About About About prevents image files from being deleted or formatted. By sliding - - - 548 680 759 the switch to the bottom of the SD/SDHC memory card, the data About About About will be protected. By sliding the switch to the top of the SD/SDHC - - - 986 1095 1232 memory card, the data protection will be cancelled. About å Slide the switch to the top of the SD/SDHC memory card before - - - - - 32'48quot; taking a picture. *Movie About About - - - - clip 33'43quot; 01:03'47quot; About About - - - - 01:55'08quot; 02:00'00quot; å The zoom button doesn’t function during the movie recording. å The recording times can be changed by the zoom operation. å You can record videos of up to 4GB or 2hours each. å Several videos were recorded in succession to determine the total recording time. 16
  18. 18. LCD monitor indicator ÊThe LCD monitor displays information about the shooting functions No. Description Icons Page and selections. Memory card icon / 5 - Internal memory icon 6 Battery p.14 7 Flash p.27 8 Self-timer p.29 9 Macro p.26 10 Photo Style Selector p.40 11 Face Detection p.34 12 DIS p.42 Image Adjust / 13 p.41/44 Without Sound 14 Date / Time 2009/01/01 01:00 PM p.49 15 Camera shake Warning p.21 [Image & Full Status] 16 Auto Focus Frame p.39 No. Description Icons Page 17 Drive mode p.38 18 Metering p.38 1 Recording mode p.19 19 Image Quality / Frame Rate p.37 Optical / Digital Zoom bar / 2 p.24 20 Image Size p.36 Digital Zoom rate 3 Voice Memo p.43 21 ISO p.34 Number of available shots 00001 p.16 22 White Balance p.33 4 remaining Remaining time 00:00:00 p.16 23 Exposure compensation p.32 17
  19. 19. How to use the menu 1. Turn on the camera and press the MENU button. A menu for each camera mode appears. EV Functions White Balance Sound ISO Display Face Detection Settings Photo Size Quality ACB Exit Change 2. Use the up or down buttons to navigate through the menus. Functions EV Press the Functions Volume White Balance Start Sound Sound UP or DOWN Sound ISO Shutter Sound Display button. Display Face Detection Beep Settings Photo Size Settings AF Sound Quality Self-Portrait ACB Exit Change Exit Change 3. Use the left or right buttons to select a sub menu. Functions Volume Press the Volume :Medium Press the Volume Off :Medium Start Sound LEFT or Start Sound :Off LEFT or Start Sound Low:Off Sound Shutter Sound Shutter Sound :1 Shutter Sound Medium :1 RIGHT button. RIGHT button. High Display Beep Beep :1 Beep :1 Settings AF Sound AF Sound :On AF Sound :On Self-Portrait Self-Portrait :On Self-Portrait :On Exit Change Exit Back Back Set 4. Select a submenu and click the OK button to save settings and return to the previous window. 18
  20. 20. Starting the recording mode Selecting modes How to use the Program mode ( ) Ê Mode selection using the Mode switch Selecting the automatic mode will configure the camera with optimal settings. You can still manually configure all functions You can use the Mode switch on the back of your camera to select except the aperture value and shutter speed. the correct mode. 1. Insert the batteries (p.14). Insert the batteries taking note of the polarity (+ / -). 2. Insert the memory card (p.14). As this camera has a 31MB internal memory, you do not need to insert the memory card. If the memory card is not inserted, an image will be [Program mode] [Movie Clip mode] stored in the internal memory. If the memory card is inserted, an image will be stored on the memory card. 3. Close the battery chamber cover. 4. Press the power button to turn on the camera. 5. Use the Mode switch to select Program mode (p.19). 6. Press the Menu button to configure advanced functions. (See p.31 for further details.) å If the auto focus frame turns to red when you press the shutter button down half way, it means that the camera cannot focus on the subject. Should this be the case, the camera is unable to capture an image clearly. å Avoid obstructing the lens or the flash when you capture an image. 19
  21. 21. Starting the recording mode How to use the Movie clip mode ( ) Recording the movie clip without sound A movie clip can be recorded for as long as the available recording You can record the movie clip without sound. time (maximum of 20 minutes) of the memory capacity allows. Steps from 1 -3 are the same as those for 1. Use the Mode switch to select Movie MOVIE mode. Clip mode. (The Movie clip mode icon 4. Press the Menu button. and available recording time will display 5. Press the Up / Down button to select the on the LCD monitor.). [Functions] menu and press the Right 2. Point the camera towards the subject button. and compose the image by using the LCD monitor. 6. Select the [Voice] menu by pressing the Up / Down button and 3. Press the Shutter button once and movie clips are recorded for press the OK button. up to 20 minutes. Movie clips will still be recorded if the shutter 7. Select the [Off] menu by pressing the Left / Right button. button is released. If you wish to stop recording, press the shut- 8. Press the OK button. You can record a movie without sound. ter button again. Ä See p.44 for further details. Ä Image size and type are listed below. - Image size : 800x592, 640x480, 320x240 (Selectable) - Movie clip file type : AVI (MPEG-4) - Frame Rate : 30 FPS, 20 FPS, 15 FPS (Selectable) - The frame rate can be selected when the following image size is selected. 800x592: 20FPS selectable 640x480, 320x240: 30FPS, 15FPS selectable - If the recording time is takes longer 20 minutes, the recording is stopped and then saved. 20
  22. 22. Starting the recording mode Things to Watch Out for When Taking Pictures Pausing while recording a movie clip (Successive Recording) å Pressing the shutter button down half way. Lightly press the shutter button to confirm focus and flash battery This camera allows you to temporarily stop during unwanted charge. Press the shutter button all way down to take the picture. scenes, while recording a movie clip. Using this function, you can record your favourite scenes into a movie clip without having to create multiple movie clips. Ê Using Successive Recording Steps from 1-2 are the same as those for MOVIE CLIP mode. [Press the shutter button] [Lightly press the shutter button] 3. Press the shutter button and movie clips are recorded for as long as the å The available memory capacity may vary depending on shooting available recording time. Movie clips conditions and camera settings. will still be recorded if the shutter button å When the Flash Off, Slow synchro mode or DIS mode is selected is released. Stop Record in a low lighting condition, the camera shake warning indicator 4. Press the OK button to pause recording. ( Ã ) may appear on the LCD monitor. In this case, use a tripod, 5. Press the OK button again to resume the recording. support the camera on a solid surface or change to flash shot 6. If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter button again. mode. å Shooting against the light : Please do not take pictures against the sun. Doing so may make the picture dark. To take a picture against the light, please use the fill-in flash (see page 28), spot metering (see page 38), exposure compensation (see page 32) or ACB (see page 37) function. å Avoid obstructing the lens or the flash when you capture an image. å Compose the image by using the LCD monitor. 21
  23. 23. Things to Watch Out for When Taking Pictures Using the camera buttons to set the camera å Under certain conditions the auto focus system may not perform The recording mode function can be set up by using the camera buttons. as expected. - When photographing a subject that has little contrast. - If the subject is highly reflective or shiny. POWER button - If the subject is moving at high speed. Used for turning the camera’s power on / off. - When there is strong reflected light, or when the background is If there is no operation during the specified very bright. time, the camera's power will be turned off - When the subject matter has only horizontal lines or the subject automatically to save battery life. is very narrow (such as a stick or flagpole). Refer to page 50 for more information - When the surroundings are dark. about the auto power off function. 22
  24. 24. SHUTTER button Mode switch Used for taking an image or recording voice in the RECORDING You can use the Mode switch on the back mode. of your camera to select the correct mode. å In MOVIE CLIP mode Pressing the shutter button down fully starts the process for recording a movie clip. Press the shutter button once and the movie clip is recorded for as long Normal mode as the available recording time in the When recording a movie clip : Push the Mode switch down to select memory allows. If you wish to stop recording, press the shutter Movie Clip mode (The time available button again. for recording movie clips is displayed å In STILL IMAGE mode on the LCD monitor). Pressing the shutter button down halfway activates the autofocus When capturing a still image : Push the Mode switch up to select and checks the condition of the flash. Pressing the shutter button Program mode. down fully takes and stores the image. If you select voice memo Smart mode recording, the recording will start after the camera has finished storing the image data. When recording a movie clip : Push the Mode switch down to select Smart Movie Clip mode (The time available for recording movie clips is displayed on the LCD monitor). Smart button When capturing a still image : Push the Mode switch up to select Smart Auto mode. You can use the Smart button at the top of your camera to select the correct smart mode. Ä See p.75 for further details. 23
  25. 25. Zoom W/T Lever When the menu window is not displayed, Ê WIDE Zoom this lever is used to control the optical or Optical zoom WIDE : Move the Zoom W/T lever to the left in digital zoom. optical zoom mode to see subjects in the This camera has a 3X optical zoom and distance. Continue to move the Zoom W/T a 5X digital zoom function. Using both lever to the left to disable optical zoom. will offer a total zoom ratio of 15X. Ê TELE Zoom Optical zoom TELE : Move the Zoom W/T lever to the right to see the subject closer. Digital zoom TELE : Move the Zoom W/T lever to the right once again in optical 3x zoom mode to enable digital zoom (software tele). Stop moving [TELE zoom] [Optical zoom 2X] [WIDE zoom] the Zoom W/T lever to stop the operation of digital zoom (tele). In digital 5x zoom mode, digital zoom is disabled even if you Digital zoom WIDE : Move the Zoom W/T lever to the left operate the Zoom W/T lever. in digital zoom mode to enable digital Optical zoom zoom (software wide). Stop moving the Zoom W/T lever to stop the operation of Digital zoom digital zoom. Continue to move the Zoom W/T lever to the left when digital zoom is disabled to disable optical zoom (optical tele). [WIDE zoom] [TELE zoom] [Digital zoom 5.0X] [Digital zoom 5.0X] [TELE zoom] [WIDE zoom] 24
  26. 26. Zoom W/T Lever Info (DISP) / Up button å Images taken using the digital zoom may take a little longer for While the menu is showing, the Up button operates as a direction button. the camera to process. Allow time for this to take place. In the recording modes or playback mode, pressing this button will å If the Zoom buttons are being pressed during the Movie shots, display the image information. the voice will not be recorded. å You may notice a decrease in image quality when using the digital zoom. å To view a clearer digital zoom image, press the shutter button halfway at the maximum optical zoom position and move the Zoom W/T lever to the right again. å The digital zoom does not work in Movie Clip, Smart Auto and Smart Movie Clip modes. å Take care not to touch the lens to avoid taking an unclear image and possibly causing camera malfunction. If the image is dim, turn [Filming screen] [Information screen] the camera power off and on again to modify the lens position. å Take care not to press the lens as this may cause a camera malfunction. å When the camera is turned on, take care not to touch the camera’s moving lens parts as this may cause the resulting image to be dim and unclear. 25
  27. 27. Macro ( ) / Down button Ê Types of focus mode and focus range (W : Wide, T : Tele) While the menu is showing, the Down button operates as a direction (Unit: cm) button. When the menu is not showing, you can use the MACRO ( ) / DOWN button to take macro pictures. Mode Program ( ) The distance ranges are shown below. Press the Macro button until Focus Type macro ( ) Normal the desired macro mode indicator appears on the LCD monitor. W : 10 ~ 80 W : 80 ~ Infinity Focus range T : 50 ~ 80 T : 80 ~ Infinity å When the macro mode is selected, be particularly careful to avoid camera shake. å When you take a picture within 40cm (Wide zoom) or 50cm (Tele zoom) in the Macro mode, select the FLASH OFF mode. [Auto Focus] [Macro ( )] Ê Available focusing method, by recording mode ( o : Selectable, ä : Infinity focus range) Mode Macro Normal o o o o 26
  28. 28. Focus lock Flash ( ) / Left button To focus on a subject not positioned in the centre of the picture, use When the menu is displayed on the LCD the focus lock function. monitor, pressing the LEFT button makes the cursor shift to the left tab. Ê Using the Focus Lock When the menu is not displayed on the 1. Ensure the subject is in the centre of the autofocus frame. LCD monitor, the LEFT button operates as 2. Press the SHUTTER button halfway. When the green auto focus the FLASH ( ) button. frame lights up, it means the camera is focused on the subject. [Selecting the Auto flash] Be careful not to press the SHUTTER button all the way down to Ê Selecting the flash mode avoid taking an unwanted picture. 1. Use the Mode switch to select a mode other than Movie Clip mode. 3. With the SHUTTER button still pressed down only halfway, move (p.19) the camera to recompose your picture as desired, and then 2. Press the Flash button until the desired flash mode indicator is press the SHUTTER button completely to take the picture. If you displayed on the LCD monitor. release your finger from the SHUTTER button, the focus lock 3. A flash mode indicator will be displayed on the LCD monitor. function will be cancelled. Use the correct flash to suit the environment. Ê Flash range (Unit: m) Normal Macro Auto macro ISO WIDE TELE WIDE TELE WIDE TELE 1. The image to be 2. Press the SHUTTER 3. Recompose the picture captured. button halfway and and fully depress the AUTO 0.8~3.0 0.8~2.0 0.4~0.8 0.5~0.8 0.4~3.0 0.5~2.0 focus on the subject. SHUTTER button. 27
  29. 29. Flash ( ) / Left button å If you press the shutter button after selecting the flash, the first Ê Flash mode indicator flash fires to check the shooting condition (Flash range and Power ratio of flash). Do not move the camera until the second Icon Flash mode Description flash fires. If the subject or background is dark, the å Using the flash frequently will reduce the life of the battery. Auto flash camera flash will operate automatically. å Under normal operating conditions the re-charging time for the flash is usually within 4 seconds. If the battery is weak, the If a subject or background is dark, the charging time will be longer. Auto & Red eye camera flash will work automatically and å The flash does not work in Movie Clip mode. reduction will reduce the red-eye effect by using the red-eye reduction function. å Take photographs within the flash range. å The image quality is not guaranteed if the subject is too close The flash fires regardless of the avail- or highly reflective. able light. The intensity of the flash will be å When taking an image in poorly lit conditions with the flash, Fill in flash automatically controlled to suit the prevailing there may be a white speck in the captured image. The speck conditions. is caused by the flash light reflecting off atmospheric dust. The flash operates with a slow shutter speed to obtain a balanced correct exposure. In Slow synchro poor lighting conditions the camera shake warning indicator ( Ã ) will display on the LCD monitor. When a shot with quot;red eyequot; is detected, Red-eye reduction this mode will reduce the red-eye effect automatically. The flash does not fire. Select this mode when capturing images in a place or situation where flash photography Flash off is prohibited. When you capture an image in poorly lit conditions, the camera shake warning indicator ( Ã ) will appear on the LCD monitor. å Smart Auto flash ( ) icon will appear in [Smart Auto] mode. 28
  30. 30. Flash ( ) / Left button Self-timer ( ) / Right button Ê Available flash mode, by recording mode Ê Selecting the self-timer ( o : Selectable) 1. Select a Recording mode with the Mode exception of Voice recording mode. (p.19) 2. Press the SELF-TIMER / RIGHT ( ) o o o o o o button until the desired mode indicator o displays on the LCD monitor. A 10 second, 2 second, Double self-timer or Motion timer icon appears on the LCD monitor. 3. When you press the SHUTTER button, the picture will be taken after the specified time has elapsed. Self-timer ( ) / Right button When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the Right [Selecting the 10 SEC self-timer] button makes the cursor shift to the right tab. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the RIGHT Ê Self-timer mode indicator button operates as the Self-timer ( ) button. This function is used Icon Mode Description when the photographer would also like to be in the image. 10SEC Pressing the shutter button will allow an interval self-timer of 10 seconds before the image is taken. å If you operate the Self-timer button during the self-timer operation, the self-timer function is cancelled. 2SEC Pressing the shutter button will allow an interval å Use a tripod to prevent the camera from shaking. self-timer of 2 seconds before the image is taken. å In Movie Clip mode, only the 10SEC self-timer will work. A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds and 2 seconds later a second picture will be Double taken. When using the flash, the 2-second self-timer self-timer may be delayed for longer than 2 seconds depending on the flash charging time. The camera detects the subject's movement 6 Motion seconds after pressing the Shutter button, and the Timer picture is taken when the movement is stopped. 29
  31. 31. Self-timer ( ) / Right button Ê Motion Timer In the following cases, the Motion Timer may not operate. Motion Icon & Self-timer lamp å The focus distance is over 3m. The detection range of Pressing the Shuter button after å The exposure is too bright or dark Motion Timer Blink (1 second interval) setting the Motion Timer å In backlight conditions. å The movement is insignificant Detecting the subject's movement Blink (0.25 second interval) å The movement is detected beyond Turn on and the image is taken the center part (50%) of the sensor No movement is detected after 2 seconds where the movement is recognized. å If the camera doesn`t sense any movement for 30 seconds, or the Ê The Motion Timer flows are as followings. (Movie Clip mode excluded) camera doesn’t sense stillness after sensing movement Selecting the Motion Timer à Pressing the Shutter button à Confirming the composition (Within 6 sec.)*1 à Starting the detection (Swing your hands fully)*2 à Stopping the detection (Do not move) à Taking an image (after 2 sec.) *1: The camera detects the subject's movement 6 seconds after pressing the Shtter button, so confirm the composition within 6 seconds. *2: Move your body or hands fully. 30
  32. 32. MENU button Functions ( ) - When you press the MENU button, a menu related to each Use the menu that enables the functions to bring up the menus below: camera mode will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Pressing it Mode Menu Available mode Page again will return the LCD to the initial display. - A menu option can be displayed when the following are selected : EV p.32 MOVIE CLIP and STILL IMAGE mode. There is no menu available when the voice recording function is selected. White Balance p.33 ISO p.34 EV Functions White Balance Face Detection p.34 Sound ISO Display Face Detection Photo Size / Movie Size p.36 Settings Photo Size [Pressing the MENU button] Quality Quality / Frame Rate p.37 ACB Exit Change ACB p.37 [Menu off] [Menu on] Metering p.38 (Functions) Drive p.38 OK button Frame Guide p.39 - When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, this button is Focus Area p.39 used for shifting the cursor to the sub menu or for confirming data. Photo Style Selector p.40 Functions EV EV Image Adjust p.41 White Balance [Pressing the White Balance Sound ISO OK button] ISO DIS p.42 Display Face Detection Face Detection Settings Photo Size Photo Size Quality Quality Stabiliser p.42 ACB ACB Exit Change Exit Back Voice p.43 31
  33. 33. Functions ( ) How to Enable Functions Using the MENU Button Exposure compensation 1. Press the MENU button in an available mode. This camera automatically adjusts the exposure according to the 2. Press the Up / Down button to select the [Functions] menu and ambient lighting conditions. press the Right/OK button. You can also select the exposure value by using the [EV] menu. Functions EV White Balance EV White Balance Ê Compensating Exposure Sound ISO ISO 1. Click the Up/Down button from the EV Display Face Detection Photo Size Right/OK Face Detection Photo Size Functions menu to select [EV] ( ). Settings Quality button Quality 2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to ACB ACB set the desired exposure compensation Exit Change Exit Back factor. 3. Select a desired menu by pressing the Up / Down button and 3. Press the OK button. The value you Back Move then press the OK button. set will be saved and the Exposure Compensation setup mode will be closed. If you change the exposure value, the exposure EV EV indicator ( ) will be displayed on the Left of the LCD monitor. White Balance White Balance ISO ISO Face Detection Up / Down Face Detection Ä A negative exposure compensation value reduces the exposure. Photo Size button Photo Size Note that a positive exposure compensation value increases the Quality Quality ACB ACB exposure and the LCD monitor will appear white or you may not Exit Back Exit Back get good pictures. 4. Select a desired menu by pressing the Left / Right button and then press the OK button. White Balance Daylight Left / Right button Back Move Back Move 32
  34. 34. Functions ( ) Ê Using the Custom White Balance White balance White balance settings may vary slightly depending on the The white balance control allows you to shooting environment. You can select the most appropriate adjust the colours to appear more natural. white balance setting for a given shooting environment by setting White Balance up the custom white balance. 1. Select the CUSTOM ( ) menu of Back Move the White Balance and place a sheet of white paper in front of the camera so that the LCD monitor shows only Mode Icon Description white. The camera automatically selects the ap- Auto WB propriate white balance settings, depending 2. OK button : selects previous White paper on the prevailing lighting conditions. custom white balance. Shutter button : saves new custom white balance. Daylight For taking images outside. - The custom white balance value will be applied, starting with For taking images under a cloudy and the next picture you take. Cloudy overcast sky. - The user configured white balance will be remain effective For shooting under daylight fluorescent until it is overwritten. Fluorescent_H types of three-way fluorescent lighting. Fluorescent_L Shooting under white fluorescent lighting. For shooting under tungsten (standard light Tungsten bulb) lighting. Allows the user to set the white balance Custom Set according to the shooting condition. Ä Different lighting conditions may cause a colour cast on your images. 33
  35. 35. Functions ( ) ISO Face Detection You can select the ISO sensitivity when taking pictures.The speed or If you use face detection options, your specific light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by ISO numbers. camera can detect a human face. When focusing on a human face, the brightness [Auto] : The camera's sensitivity is of the face is also adjusted. You can also Face Detection automatically changed by capture natural facial expressions by using variables such as lighting value ISO self portrait, smile shot or blink detection. Back Move or subject brightness. [ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200] : You can increase the shutter speed while Back Move the same amount of light is present, by increasing the ISO sensitivity. Ê Normal However, the image may be saturated in high luminance. The higher the ISO value, the higher the camera’s sensitivity to light and therefore This mode detects the face position of the subject automatically the greater its capacity to take pictures in dark conditions. However, and then sets the focus and exposure. Select this mode for quick the noise level in the image will increase as the ISO value increases, and easy face picture. making the image appear coarse. 1. The size and position of the auto Ä When [Motion Capture] is set, ISO speed will be set to Auto. focus frame is set at the face of the Ä [ISO] is enabled only in [Program] mode. subject automatically. Ä When the ISO 3200 menu is selected, the image size is fixed to under 3M. 2. Press the shutter button halfway. The focus frame turns to green when the focus is activated. 3. Press the shutter button fully to take a picture. 34
  36. 36. Functions ( ) å This function can detect up to 10 persons. Ê Beauty Shot å When the camera recognises many people at the same Take a photo of a person with options time, it will focus on the nearest person. to hide facial imperfections. å The Digital zoom is not activated in this mode. å When the camera detects a target face, the white colour focus frame will be displayed over the target face and the grey colour focus frame appears over the remaining faces. Press the shutter button halfway down to focus on the face and the white focus frame turns green. å Return to previous AF mode if face detection was failure. å In some conditions this function cannot work properly. Ê Self Portrait - When a person wears dark glasses or some part of the When taking pictures of yourself, the area of your face is face is hidden. automatically detected so that you can take self pictures more - When the person being taken does not look at the camera. easily and quickly. - Camera doesn't detect a face as the brightness is too dark or too bright. 1. For self-filming, set the camera lens - The distance between the camera and object are far. towards the face of the object. It å The maximum available Face Detection range is 2.5m (Wide). automatically detects the face of the å The nearer the subject, the faster the camera can recognize object, and emits a guiding sound. the subject. 2. Start filming by pressing the shutter button. å When locating the face in the center of the screen, it repeatedly emits a faster sound unlike the sounds that are emitted when the face is not in the center. å The guiding sound can be set using the sound setting menu. (See p.46) 35